A couple of short thoughts for this week: We have had friends and family stay with us over the past couple of weeks. Friends from Drayton, family from Drayton and Grand Rapids, and currently more friends from Hamilton have stayed with us. We are thrilled and humbled by these visits, and we are just so tickled pink that relationships can continue and even grow living so far away. From airports to Facebook to Facetime and Skype, God has provided amazing avenues to stay connected to friends and family we love.
My brother Brad preached at the commissioning service, and his words were powerful all of us listening. He spoke with passion and boldness, preaching from the heart words from I Corinthians 2:1-5: And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. I know I have been saying that the name, website, along with vision, mission, values, resources, business plan, etc. are coming soon. I am waiting on final details from the designer of the logo, and feedback from folks. It’s all coming soon, which means the ‘air attack’ of church planting is almost complete, and now it’s the work of a foot soldier.
My mom snuck in and took a picture of the commissioning at First. Thanks, Mom!